I watched ” 3 IDIOTS” yesterday and I just couldn’t help but write a movie review of it because I am still slurpy with the delicious hangover of the Movie. It would be unfair for my readers if I spill out the entire story line, but all I can say is a ‘hats off’ to the entire team of the movie “3 Idiots”.
The movie is based on the trend setting genre of English writing novel, “Five Point Someone” but it has been modified quite a lot from the book so that you don’t feel as if it’s just a replica of the book where you exactly know what’s going to happen next. The movie challenges the Indian education system and the mentality of Indian society where you are accepted as ‘educated’ and ‘successful’ if you fall into either of the much hyped streams of “Medical” or “Engineering”. Keeping the humour alive always, it subtly ridicules cramming, “Commit and Vomit” in exams, bookish teaching etc. The message is simple and loud…. Children should be encouraged to choose a profession which they think is their passion, else they will never achieve the excellence in knowledge of their field. Teachers should teach in a way that they generate interest in the subject, a way in which they teach the concept rather than a mere spoon feed to pass exams.
One would leave the movie with plenty of food for thought and the hangover of emotionally choking scenes. It speaks the bond of friendship created in hostels and if you are someone like me, who has stayed in hostels, you can’t help being nostalgic. There are scenes which just steal your heart away, like the one where Aamir saves Sharman’s dad’s life by taking him to hospital on a scooter, one where Madhavan speaks to his dad about his desire to take up wild life photography as his passion, Sharman’s candid Interview, a scene where the 3 Idiots are drinking and Aamir speaks that one should always follow one’s passion rather than a rat race, the scene where Sharman attempts suicide with the opera being played in the background and a sleeping Boman and the list of such scenes can go on and on.
The script of the movie by Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi is excellent bringing up the humane approach once again. The cinematography by C.K. Muraleedharan, capturing the picturesque beauty of Ladakh is awesome and just no words for Mr. Hirani’s direction. The music by Shantanu Moitra fits really well and Bosco Caesar doesn’t miss a mention for the choreography of the song “Zoobi Doobi”. The dialogues are heart stealing, specially the “balatkaar” speech on Teachers’ Day. The innovation and models shown in this movie are also a worth mention as they really enthrall the audience.
The performances by Sharman Joshi , R Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor doesn’t just dilute because of the star power and author backed roles of Aamir Khan and Boman Irani. Sharman is like the emotional voice of the story and Madhavan is the observer, the neutral player. Omi Vaidya as Chatur Ramalingam is really interesting and seems as if he goes under the skin of the character.
Aamir Khan has done it once again just like every time with his awesome portrayal of the character Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad alias Rancho. He has not only managed to look a fresh 22 year old in his forties but has also managed to carry the carefree body language, awestruck visions and agility in innovations, that a 22 year old has. The body language where Aamir is pulled by Boman from his office to the classroom, the way he holds his side bag always etc. is amazing and speaks volume of the amount of hard work of Aamir that went behind playing Rancho.
Boman Irani has simply altered himself to fit perfectly in the character of the genius, strict, competitive, Principal Viru Shastrabuddhe alias ViruS. The way he walks, talks, dresses will just leave you with admiration for the capabilities of Boman as an Actor.
My only recommendation to everyone would be to positively watch this movie because you just can’t afford to miss something which would be a legend, a Classic in Indian Cinema. I hope that the movie not only does well in touching hearts and keeping the box office coins ringing but also becomes a case study in professional Institutes to encourage innovativeness and originality and to the Parents to let their child free, to seek their passion in life and follow it.